Growing up in South Florida, the Caribbean flavors were everywhere, scotch bonnet and habanero in everything. Then I had a Thai neighbor who grew her own tiny peppers, so incorporated them into my diet. Indian co-workers gave me some interesting flavors. So, just about any hot pepper is great.
@OnionSoup I once made something with jalapeños and I guess I didn’t wash the pepper juice off my hands well enough because when I got up the next morning, my palms were red and felt like they’d been scalded. It lasted most of the day. I didn’t know peppers could do that. It’s one more reason I don’t like peppers.
in the past I have grown jalapenos specifically for :
pico de gallo
pepper jelly (for the smoked cream cheese)
stuffed peppers (aka poppers)
and to put in the smoker to make chipotles.
I have several pecan trees so lots of appropriate wood to smoke them with…
Where’s the “None of the above” option? I don’t like spicy food (more like I can’t bear to eat it), and I hate the taste of bell peppers. I didn’t even like having to smell them when I rang them up in my days as a grocery store cashier.